As a comment I find increased arming of New Zealand police to be a very bad move.
The attached image is of specialist NZ Police deployed when there is a problem. I fully support that.
As a former New Zealander I live in Western Australia where there is a huge divide between the Police and the citizens. The police are armed. The citizens not. This is in contrast to New Zealand where the Police are almost never armed and citizens can carry arms in a reasonable way. The West Australian Police are a separate nation. They are continually hostile to citizens and enforce this with their guns, their tazers, and laws that give them almost unlimited rights to abuse citizens. There is no comeback when the Police rule every activity and the courts are set up to protect them.
The West Australian story is that police guns are used disproportionally and many people who would otherwise have bee
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